It’s that time of year when knots are being tied, and many brides are slipping into strapless dresses. Yes, it’s wedding season!
I wore a strapless gown when El Hub made an honest woman out of me, which — wow! I can’t believe that was six years ago… It feels like yesterday! And I remember being a little nervous back then about baring so much skin.
If you’re planning a trip down the aisle and have your heart set on a strapless gown, consider these bridal beauty tips to get your arms, shoulders, neck and back in tip-top shape for the big day.
1. Glow on, exfoliate!
A gentle exfoliating scrub sloughs away dead skin cells, leaving you with a gorgeous full-body glow. I always keep a gentle scrub in my shower and use it every couple days. After rinsing, I like to follow it up with a rich moisturizer.
In a pinch, try mixing a small amount of granulated sugar with your shower gel.
No, really! 🙂 It’s a cheap, pretty effective way to get your scrub on.
2. Remember residue removal
Got body acne (it’s no fun)? Removing hair conditioner residue from your shoulders, chest, neck and back may help reduce breakouts.
I used to wash my hair and bod, and then condition and rinse. Now, after conditioning and rinsing my hair, I twist it up into a bun, clip it in place, and wash my bod with a shower gel, taking care to remove any remaining conditioner residue on my skin.
3. Here comes the sun (screen), little darlin’
I’m not gonna nag. I know you’re really good about wearing sunscreen every day on your face, so this is just a gentle reminder to remember your neck, chest and arms.
Even if you don’t plan to spend the day outside, your skin still gets some sun through the windows in the car and at the office.
And if you haven’t looked lately, check the expiration dates on your sunscreens. They become less effective after they’ve expired.